We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home
Elmer Clayton "Butch" Gross, 74, passed away unexpectedly at 9:17 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at the Trumbull Regional Medical Center. Butch was born in Buckhannon, West Virginia on December 25, 1947 the only child of the late Elmer C. and Isabell Faye (Hammond) Gross and came to this area as a child.
Butch is a graduate of Maplewood High School and attended Kent State for two years. He was a member of Central Baptist Church and was attending Grace Church. Butch honorably served in the Navy from 1967 to 1971. He also served in the Air Force Reserves for 22 years, retiring in 1999. He worked at General Motors for 36 years, retiring in 2001. He was a member of the Cortland Lodge #529 where he served as Past Master and also a member of the American Legion Post #100. In 1969, Butch bought his 1968 Plymouth Road Runner. He and Carol rode in that car when they were married July 1, 1970. Seven years ago, he restored it and enjoyed showing the car, winning many trophies and plaques. He loved watching Cayden play soccer. He loved watching his three granddaughters Isabella, Kayla, and Zoey cheerlead. He and Carol enjoyed traveling and meeting new friends.
Butch is survived by his bride of almost 52 years, Carol Sue (Whittaker) Gross; son, Stephen (Samantha) Gross of Wylie, Texas; daughter, Christina Ross of Bath, Ohio; four grandchildren, Isabella and Kayla Gross, Cayden and Zoey Ross.
Calling hours will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday June 11, 2022 at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home in Niles. The Cortland Masonic Lodge #529 will have a Masonic Service at 1:45 p.m. The funeral service will be at 4:00 p.m. with the Rev. Ron McIlvaine officiating. The services will conclude with Military Honors provided by the Trumbull County Honor Guard.